Category: Research

June 9, 2021

Learn how UW-IT is bolstering regional network security for higher education

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The routing infrastructure of the UW-IT-operated Pacific Northwest Gigapop (PNWGP) service features reinforced defenses against attempts to spoof legitimate network traffic. These security efforts are part of a global initiative that advocates for crucial fixes to reduce the most common routing threats that aim to get at systems and data, and it is supported by…

April 1, 2021

UW’s supercomputer faster, smarter than ever

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Learn how major upgrades to Hyak, the UW’s supercomputer, are helping the University meet ever-growing research needs. Upgrades include a new hardware infrastructure now underway, and recent expansions in GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) capacity.

March 22, 2021

New IT Connect resource helps UW researchers zero in on AI research tools

Learn how UW researchers can harness the power of GPUs for their research in this new IT Connect research computing resource. When GPUs are combined in a cluster, they create a sort of supercomputer that is uniquely qualified to perform certain tasks, and in particular they are ideally suited for machine learning. The UW offers…

December 14, 2020

Share your innovative, evidence-based teaching practices and research

UW faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students are invited to share their innovative, evidence-based teaching practices or research at the 17th Annual Teaching & Learning Symposium on April 20, 2021, 2-4:30 p.m., online. The symposium provides an opportunity to showcase work and connect with colleagues across the UW. Proposal guidelines and a link to the…

November 20, 2020

Powerful online notebook for code and data drives exploration in classes

Learn why Jupyter Notebooks in classes can be a game changer for students learning how to process and interpret data results and why they have become so valuable during the pandemic. Almost 2,000 students at the UW are now using Jupyter Notebooks as part of remote instruction.

November 18, 2020

New UW-IT study will explore technology and infrastructure needs of UW researchers

UW-IT will survey 7,500 UW researchers this fall to identify unmet needs and pain points in several areas, such as data and computing, collaboration, and research technologies. The survey is a follow up to a two-year conversation UW-IT had in 2010 with Principal Investigators, leading to support for the early efforts of the eScience Institute,…

October 28, 2020

UW researcher uses power of cloud computing to learn about climate change

Learn how UW researcher Catherine Kuhn is using Big Data and cloud computing to learn what the color of a lake might tell us about climate change.

October 12, 2020

Physics of a deadly virus uncovered with UW’s supercomputer

Read how UW researchers are using Hyak, the University’s supercomputer, to speed up critical, potentially life-saving research on COVID-19. It’s because research being done by Zachary Montague in the Department of Physics could continue without interruption that Hyak was declared an essential research facility early during the pandemic. Other pandemic-related research on Hyak is under…

September 10, 2020

UW’s supercomputer leveraged in virtual chemistry and materials sciences courses

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After a successful virtual lab course that used UW’s Hyak supercomputer to build simulations, two professors will be integrating the coursework into chemistry and materials science classes. The coursework was developed by materials science & engineering professor Ting Cao and chemistry professor Xiaosong Li, who are both Clean Energy Institute members and will be integrated…

August 25, 2020

New GPU-based supercomputing cluster for machine learning prototyped

Close-up view of a modern GPU card with circuit and colorful lights

The growing use of data science, machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence tools in research has pushed researchers towards graphics processing units (GPUs) to accelerate computationally expensive calculations. To help meet this demand, UW Information Technology developed and deployed a prototype for a GPU-based supercomputing cluster, paid for in part by nearly $27,000 in funding…

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